Who Is Number One? (2 Of 9) by Larry Wynn

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WHO IS NUMBER ONE?
SERIES: "NEW MIND SET FOR A NEW MILLENNIUM"
MESSAGE 2 OF 9
COLOSSIANS 1:15-20
JANUARY 9, 2000 A.M.
LARRY WYNN

INTRODUCTION

ESPN JUST DID A SERIES ON THE GREATEST ATHLETE OF
THE CENTURY.

THEY FOCUSED ON 100 ATHLETES FROM VARIOUS SPORTS.

MOHAMMAD ALI WAS VOTED #1.

IT IS ABOUT TIME FOR THE MAJOR NEWS MAGAZINES, IF
NOT ALREADY, TO PUBLISH THE TOP 10 MEN AND WOMEN
OF 1999.

VARIOUS INFLUENTIAL LEADERS HAVE MADE THIS LIST
THROUGH THE YEARS.

EVERY VARIATION FROM: MOST INFLUENTIAL, MOST
POPULAR, TO BEST LOOKING, TO WORSE LOOKING, TO
BEST DRESSED, TO WORSE DRESSED, ETC. HAVE BEEN
FEATURED IN THESE REPORTS.

WE HEAR A LOT ABOUT WHOSE #1.

WE JUST FINISHED THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS TO
PROVE WHOSE NUMBER ONE.

THE MOST FAMOUS RESPONSE TO THE CAMERA ON ANY
SIDELINE, OTHER THAN "HI MOM" IS THE SYMBOL,
"WE'RE NUMBER ONE."

WHO OR WHAT IS #1 TO YOU?

YOUR MIND SET ON THIS ISSUE WILL DETERMINE A LOT
ABOUT YOUR LIFE.

THE BIBLE TELLS US, IN COLOSSIANS 1: 15-20 THAT
JESUS IS NUMBER ONE.

THE BIBLE TELLS US HE IS "PREEMINENT".

VS. 18 TELLS US IN ALL THINGS HE MIGHT HAVE
PREEMINENCE.

THE WORD MEANS "TO BE FIRST IN INFLUENCE."

COLOSSIANS #1 TELLS US WHY JESUS HAS THE RIGHT TO
BE PREEMINENT IN OUR LIVES.

HE IS PREEMINENT IN CREATION.

HE PRECEDES CREATION. VS. 15.

HE IS THE FIRST BORN OF ALL CREATION.

THAT DOESN'T MEAN HE WAS THE FIRST THING CREATED.

IT MEANS WHATEVER THE AGE OF THE UNIVERSE HE
EXISTED BEFORE THAT TIME.

HE PARTICIPATED IN CREATION. VS. 16

HEBREWS 1:2-4.

HE IS THE EXPRESS IMAGE OF GOD THE HEBREW WRITER
SAYS.

THE WORD EXPRESS IMAGE IS WHERE WE GET OUR WORD
FOR ICON.

THAT MAKES MORE SENSE TO US NOW THAN EVER.

WHEN I CLICK ON THE LITTLE ICON ON MY COMPUTER
EVERYTHING ASSOCIATED WITH THAT PROGRAM IS
AVAILABLE TO ME.

WHEN YOU CLICK ON JESUS ALL GOD IS, IS MADE
AVAILABLE TO YOU AS WELL, BECAUSE HE IS THE EXACT
REPRESENTATION O ...


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